University Hospital Ranked No. 2 in Georgia by 'US News & World Report'
University Hospital Ranked No. 2 in Georgia by "US News & World Report" August 4, 2015
University Hospital Ranked No. 2 in Georgia by "US News & World Report"
No other local hospital received a ranking in updated regional listing
AUGUSTA, Aug. 3, 2015 – US News & World Report released an updated ranking of hospitals July 21 that recognized University Hospital as the second-leading hospital in Georgia behind Emory University Hospital.
The ranking results were based both on how hospitals ranked nationally as well as how well they performed in five areas of common care. These common care areas include:
- Hip replacement surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Chronic lung disease, or COPD
In May, University was ranked "High Performing" in all five of these areas. In fact, of the 4,600 U.S. hospitals evaluated by US News & World Report's new tool, only 34 were ranked "High Performing" in all five procedures, including University Hospital – the only hospital in Georgia rated such.
University also was ranked "High Performing" in the following Adult Specialties:
- Gastroenterology & GI surgery
- Geriatrics Orthopaedics
Of all hospitals in the CSRA, University is the only one to be ranked "High Performing" in any specialty and/or procedure.